AutoCAD – Level 1


28 hours




City Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


Need to learn AutoCAD?

Gain a comprehensive introduction to AutoCAD (Windows) design, drafting and modelling software in this hands-on course. Get familiar with the AutoCAD interface, navigating tools and functionality, and learn basic drafting techniques including how to create 2D drawings. The content is structured to suit users across a broad range of industries and is delivered in a variety of modes including theory, demonstrations and practical exercises.

Course content


  • Introduction to the AutoCAD interface
  • Setting up drawings and templates
  • Drawing techniques using various coordinate entry methods and OSNAP
  • Efficient use of 2D drawing and editing commands
  • Exploring display commands (ZOOM, PAN etc)
  • Re-using drawing elements - Blocks and WBlocks
  • Text, dimensioning and hatching
  • Organising the drawing with Layers
  • Setting up Layouts for Plotting
  • Methods for efficiency and speed in drawing


    There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

    How to enrol

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    No prior knowledge or experience is necessary for this introductory course. Basic computer skills are essential such as the ability to use file storage networks. No prior knowledge of AutoCAD is required.

    Materials supplied

    All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises.

    Materials to bring

    Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking. A USB flash drive for transferring and storing files.

    Suited to

    The course will suit people who are interested in developing computer-aided drafting and design skill using AutoCAD. The course focuses on basic drawing techniques, so will suit users across a broad range of industries.

    Additional notes

    All our trainers are professional Architects, Engineers, Building, Industrial or Interior Designers with extensive AutoCAD experience. They are also Autodesk registered trainers. Many teach in related programs at RMIT.

    RMIT University is an Autodesk Authorised Training Centre.


    On completion, participants should have developed a good understanding of the functions and applications of AutoCAD for the preparation of 2D CAD drawings (including both practical experience and theory).

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